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Old 09-02-2013, 03:31 PM   #1
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2005 taurus SE P0174 been fixing everything but...

My 2005 Taurus(red) SE 6 cylinder is driving me nuts. The check engine light keeps coming on and gas mileage is low-unless sometimes when driving in mtns or driven hard on the highway. I have had so many codes but the light comes on and off and the present code is p0174-a air fuel mixture problem? I keep going to autozone and replacing what they suggest but the light might go off for a week or two then comes back on. I installed a new MAF sensor (I didn't know I should have cleaned it first) spark plug wires and plugs, fuel filter. This time they are suggesting changing O2 sensor because of bad mixture. I bought a front left sensor but haven't installed it yet. (is front left mean sitting in passenger seat?) Should I change PCV first? Any suggestions on how to find a leak anywhere else? It is the first of the month and it was supposed to be inspected today....HELP I am tired of giving autozone my money
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Welcome to BOF. Shane (white89gt) lives close to you and I'm sure he wouldn't mind giving you a hand on it. How many miles are on it? An O2 sensor could be the culprit, but I would definitely change the PCV as they will cause the O2 sensors to gum up...

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Have you checked your fuel pressure?
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